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Capital punishment in Britain.

Catherine Hayes

History of the death penalty in Britain

Complete listings of British executions

Sarah Malcolm

The origins of judicial hanging in Britain

England & Wales - 1900 - 1931 & 1932 - 1964

Jenny Diver

Timeline of British capital punishment

England & Wales 1868 - 1899 & 1837 - 1868

Elizabeth Harrard

The history of judicial hanging

England & Wales 1800 - 1827 & 1828 -1836

Mary Blandy

Timeline of a modern hanging

England & Wales 1735 – 1799 by circuit

Elizabeth Jeffries

The end of public hangings

Scotland 1800 -1899 & 1900 - 1963

Earl Ferrers

The reprieve system

Northern Ireland 1900 -1961

Elizabeth Brownrigg

Insanity and the death penalty

Southern Irish executions 1900 - 1954 & 1835 - 1899

Mary Jones

Royal Commission Reports 1886 & 1953

Channel Islands and Isle of Man executions

Ann Beddingfield

Arguments for and against capital punishment (UK)

The female hanged 1800 - 1868 & 1868 - 1955

Charlotte Gardiner

Thoughts on crime and punishment

The female executed 1735 - 1799

Elizabeth Taylor

Thoughts on Human Rights

Executions at the Tower of London

Phoebe Harris

Executions of children, juveniles & teenage girls

Hanged at Execution Dock

Sarah Lloyd

English hangmen 1850 - 1964

Hanging myths and facts

Ann Hurle

Earlier hangmen

The evolution of long drop hanging 19th century

Elizabeth Godfrey

Abolition of capital punishment

The evolution of long drop hanging 20th century

Edith Morrey

The 18th & 19th century UK index page

Eliza Fenning


Elizabeth Fricker

The death penalty in the USA.

Melinda Mapson

Hanged by the neck until you are dead!

Billy Bailey

Mary Bateman

Lethal Injection with specific cases opposite

Velma Barfeld, Karla Faye Tucker, Christina Riggs

Infanticide (4 cases)

The electric chair with specific cases opposite

Toni Jo Henry, Nicholas Ingram & Judi Buenoano

Catherine Kinrade

The gas chamber with specific cases opposite

Barbara Graham, Robert Alton Harris, Jimmy Gray

John Thurtell

Firing squad – Gilmore, Taylor & Gardner

Charlie Brooks - the first lethal injection

Jane Scott

Timothy Judy - Indiana 1981

US executions updated monthly

Bel Mc’Menemy

The American female hanged

Arguments for and against the death penalty (USA)

Arsenic poisoners

American female executions 1900 - 2015  Bios of them

The death penalty and deterrence in the USA

Mary Ann Burdock

Kentucky murders 1897 - 1936

Kentucky murders 1962 -2008

The Stackpooles

Rainey Bethea - the last public hanging


Helen Blackwood

Execution methods

Elizabeth Browne



Maria Manning

Present day and recent methods

From times gone by

John Tawell

The process of judicial hanging

Burning at the stake

Victorian child murderers (9 cases)


The garrote

Catherine Wilson

Lethal Injection

The guillotine

Franz Műller

The electric chair

Hanging, drawing and quartering

Frances Kidder

Shooting and the firing squad

The Gallows Galleries

Thomas Wells

The gas chamber

The Gallows Galleries 2

Alexander Mackay


Mary Ann Barry

Histories of some English “hanging” prisons & places of execution

William Horry



Frances Stewart

Armley prison Leeds

Maidstone prison

Elizabeth Pearson

Beaumaris Gaol (Anglesey)

Newgate prison 1800 - 1902

Mary Lefley

Bodmin Gaol

Pentonville prison

Selina Wadge

Derby’s three prisons

Shepton Mallet prison

Kate Webster

Durham prison

Shrewsbury prison

Elizabeth Berry

Gloucester prison

Strangeways prison (Manchester)

Margaret Walber

Holloway prison

Walton prison (Liverpool)

Phoenix Park cases

Horsemonger Lane Gaol in Surrey

Wandsworth prison

Louisa Jane Taylor

Lancaster Castle

Winson Green prison (Birmingham)

Mary Wheeler


York castle prison

Baby Farmers

Places of execution 18/19th centuries

Places of execution in the 20th century

Mary Ann Ansell


Louise Masset

Capital punishment worldwide

Emily Swann


The Stratton brothers

Overview of the death penalty worldwide in 2015

Executions worldwide updated monthly

Rhoda Willis

Female executions 2000 - 2016

Female hangings worldwide 1988 - 2016

Edith Thompson

Abolition of the death penalty in Europe

Focus on the execution of women in Iran

Susan Newell

Last female executions in Europe

Focus on the execution of children in Iran

Louie Calvert

The situation in Commonwealth countries

Focus on executions in Kuwait

Ethel Lilly Major

Canadian hangings 1867 - 1962

Spanish executions 1812 - 1975

Charlotte Bryant

Nazi female war criminals

Australian executions 1870 - 1967

Nurse Waddingham

Women executed by the Nazis

Singapore’s female hangings

Dr. Buck Ruxton

British executions of war criminals at Hameln


James McNicol



Margaret Allen

Some cases from around the world

Norman Goldthorpe



Derek Bentley

Irma Grese - Nazi war criminal

The Toa Payoh ritual murders in Singapore

Louisa Merrifield

Juana Borman - Nazi war criminal

Angel Pui Peng - hanged in Singapore for drugs

Styllou Christofi

Jean Lee - the last woman hanged in Australia

Flor Contemplacion - hanged in Singapore

Ruth Ellis

Hilda Blake - the only woman hanged in Manitoba

John Scripps - hanged in Singapore for murder

John Vickers

Shahla Jahed - executed in Iran in 2010

Sandra Smith - last woman hanged in South Africa

Dennis Howard

Olga Hepnarová hanged in Czechoslovakia

Mona Fandey - hanged in Malaysia for murder

Vivian Teed

Elina Zlatanova - Bulgaria’s last female execution

Mariette Bosch - Botswana

Peter Manuel



Ronald Marwood

Links, about the author and bibliography

Guenther Podola



Francis Forsyth

Links to other interesting sites

About the author and bibliography

Victor John Terry


Henry John Burnett


Robert McGladdery



James Hanratty



Pascoe & Whitty



Allen and Evans